The CMS is interested in launching a new pay model that will target behavioral health services and is seeking public comment on what the new effort should look like. The announcement comes at a time when agency officials say they are still committed to value-based care.
A proposed $900 million cut in spending on the 340B drug discount program could lead to a rollback in services at hospitals or even closures if finalized, according to industry insiders. The CMS however has insisted that the reduction in 340B spending isn't a cut but a redistribution of funds.
In less than 14 hours, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Plan C to repeal Obamacare with a delay has died after several Republican senators said they wouldn't agree to a pure repeal. The path forward for Republicans' healthcare reform efforts is murky.
As Congress pushes for Medicaid change, could a version of Reagan's grand bargain simplify the program?
What strategies can states and the federal government take to address the costly and complex challenges of the dual eligibles population?
In addition to Medicaid cuts that continue to be part of the GOP's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a 1,500-page Medicare payment rule and next year's physician fee pay rule all tighten reimbursement for providers, and most it spells trouble for hospitals.
The CMS wants to slash 340B drug payments to hospitals and might allow Medicare to pay for hip and knee replacement procedures that take place in outpatient facilities, according to a proposal released Thursday.
The estimate is a year longer than trustees reported in 2016. As a result, the Independent Payment Advisory Board will not have to swoop into action to curtail Medicare spending. However, the trustees are worried docs will exit the program anyway.
The CMS wants to further reduce the rate for services offered at off campus hospital facilities.
The CMS is seeking to ramp up oversight of ambulatory surgical centers with development of a new quality measure that will track how many people have an adverse health reaction after getting care at the facilities.
Home health agencies are getting an additional six months to prepare for a new CMS rule aimed at improving quality and patient care. The rule was first proposed by the Obama administration.
Nearly 9 out of 10 caregivers for older Americans are unpaid, and those individuals work longer hours and receive less government support than their paid counterparts, according to a new study.
Payments from drug and device companies to physicians and teaching hospitals hit more than $8 billion in 2016.